Wheat, that is. I am beginning to doubt how “good” whole grains are for you.
I started following Moose’s GFCF diet for the following reasons:
1.) I didn’t want to have him crying and begging for bread and yogurt. After all, we do eat three meals and two snacks a day together. He is known to pirate food off other people’s plates.
2.) I wanted to support him.
3.) I was curious to see how I would react to the diet, given my history of migraines.
Here’s the changes I’ve noticed since starting the GFCF diet
1.) Clearer thinking
2.) Improved cellulite and breakouts
3.) Improved energy
4.) I lost all my remaining baby weight and am no longer bloated.
This past 4th of July weekend…I indulged in some pasta and sub sandwiches…which resulted in:
-a full-blown migraine
-the danger (aka poop explosions)
-feeling completely hungover like I drank the whole bar, despite the fact I didn’t drink
So, if you in the past have felt like ass, had migraines, sinus…I double dog dare you to give this a whirl. It may cost you the price of a cute pair of shoes to do it, but you will see it’s not so bad…
Why try the GFCF challenge? Most people can’t tolerate wheat and dairy. We, as a culture, are innundated with advertising for wheat and dairy based products. These products cause inflammation. Inflammation causes disease and fat asses.
What really disturbed the hell out of me was the addictive properties of these foods. Gluten and casein proteins create an opiate effect on the brain. That’s why we feel so warm and relaxed after a bowl of ice cream or a pizza. That’s way the aisles of Target and Jewel are filled with wheat and dairy. They know you want it.
That’s exactly why newborns pass out at the teet when breastfeeding. It’s the opiate property in human milk. That’s why when I tell people about the diet, they often reply, “Oh, I could never do that, because I love (_______)*usually cheese, bread, ice cream, milk, etc.
GFCF has been used by tens of thousands of families to help their children with ADHD, Autism, developmental delays, etc. According to my pediatrician, there are no “peer-to-peer” reviewed studies of this diet.
I have little faith there will be a study done. After all, no big pharm will profit from a fundamental change in diet.
I will take anecdotal evidence in my own life and Moose’s as evidence enough…